(NEW YORK) -- Not long ago, Michael Avenatti was a fixture on cable news, the bellicose nemesis of former President Donald Trump as lawyer to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. He even briefly considered a run for president. On Thursday, Avenatti dropped another few pegs... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Bernie Madoff, the disgraced former financier who ran the largest Ponzi scheme in history, has died, sources confirmed to ABC News. Madoff earned global notoriety by defrauding thousands of investors, to the tune of nearly $65 billion, using a Ponzi scheme that... Read More.
By MARK OSBORNE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- "Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" star Jennifer Shah has been arrested and charged with running a nationwide telemarketing fraud scheme, according to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New... Read More.
BY: LAUREN LANTRY, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. government set up a fake university as a sting operation ostensibly to catch foreigners using school admission for visas. Now, those caught up by it are seeking their time in court -- and say... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Trade Commission has cracked down what it calls a $7 million "deceptive" work-from-home scheme targeting Latina consumers in California, according to court documents.The FTC filed a lawsuit against Moda Latina... Read More.
By MATTHEW MOSK, JOHN SANTUCCI and ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department investigation into a possible scheme to lobby the Trump Administration for a presidential pardon -- news of which garnered attention earlier this week -- was allegedly... Read More.
By AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Five current and former Metropolitan Transportation Authority employees have been charged with fraud for falsely claiming to have worked hundreds of hours of overtime that they did not in fact work.The... Read More.
BY: ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — Newly unsealed documents reveal the Justice Department is looking into allegations that lobbyists may have tried to bribe White House officials or a related political committee in exchange for a presidential pardon. The partially redacted documents, unsealed... Read More.
(BOSTON) -- Lori Loughlin began serving her two month prison sentence Friday for her role in the Varsity Blues college admissions cheating scheme, a source familiar with the case told ABC News. The former Full House actress reported to... Read More.
By KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A New York attorney who dubbed himself the "Lottery Lawyer" was charged in a million-dollar scheme involving three other men, including an accused mafia member who allegedly helped him cipher funds to support... Read More.
By KARMA ALLEN, ABC NEWS(COLUMBUS, OHIO) -- A powerful Ohio lawmaker and four associates were arrested and charged on Tuesday in what federal authorities say was a $60 million bribery and corruption scheme.Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, 61,... Read More.